StoryCorps Justice Project
On the Record: Lives Impacted by Jail
"One of the greatest tools that I learned is that I have the ability to truly change someone’s life."
"I live paycheck to paycheck. And if I don’t pay my fines, then I go to jail."
"What was it like to be pregnant with me in jail?"
A selection of our most beloved stories
"Being married is like having a color television set..."
Danny and Annie Perasa first came to StoryCorps in 2004 to share their love story. Two years later, Danny was diagnosed with terminal cancer. We hear from Annie once more.
When Alex Landau was pulled over by police in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and also nearly his life.
Julio Diaz recalls his unusual response to being held up at knifepoint as he was returning home from work. Presented with Upworthy, he is, #WhoWeAre.